Monday, May 2, 2016

What So Proudly We Hailed--James Howard

This is a reprint of the review I posted here.

Normally I don't make a habit of posting the same review on all three of my blogs. But this is one work of fiction that I enjoyed so much that I want to do whatever I can to help the author. This is another one that I'll call a 'sleeper'. I mean that in a good way one of those kinds of books only available (as far as I know) atAmazon 
What So Proudly We Hailed was a fun, suspensful book to read.
It is all about one families struggle to survice after a nuclear attack on the U.S. From the back cover: One family, one old boat, one test of faith to stay alive.
Here's a complete synopsis from theauthor's site:
Imagine what would happen if eighty percent of the United States were without power for three or four months.
All banking and commercial transfers locked up; funds inaccessible.
Wholesale and retail distribution shut down; no computers to manage sales.
Passenger and freight lines grind to a halt; no electricity for the fuel pumps.
No cell phone or landline service; systems down indefinitely.
And the worst aspect of all; a total breakdown of law and order.
This is the setting of James Howard’s novel, What So Proudly We Hailed.
The unthinkable has happened; a limited nuclear missile strike has destroyed the power grid beyond any immediate repair. Jason Ribault, sensing the societal breakdown to come, flees with his family in an old cabin cruiser to wait out the worst of the chaos behind the deserted barrier islands of the South Carolina coast. There they listen to unfolding events on a short-wave radio, not the least of which concerns a hostile political influence that seeks to seize control of a nation struggling to right itself once again. Pursued by their own immediate dangers, the family is pushed farther and farther into the desolate salt marshes where they find other families in hiding. Eventually, anxious to unite with a family member in danger, they turn back into the chaos, to see the full extent of what has happened to the America they knew.
Electric with page-turning suspense, What So Proudly We Hailed is an eye-opening book every American must read.
About the uthor: James Howard is a veteran of the US Navy where he worked with nuclear weapons. He has also spent the last twenty years working in various aspects of heavy industry, including electrical power generation and distribution, and has learned much about our nation’s power grid. These experiences, combined with his devoted study of Bible prophesy, world history, and Islam, make him uniquely qualified to write this novel.

A few endorsements from the Authors site:
Praise for What So Proudly We Hailed -
James Howard has taken some incredibly deep and complex Bible prophecy and with a masterful touch of the pen has unpackaged them in a gripping, modern day story that makes the concepts easily digestible and palatable to today’s readers.
- Michael Lewis, Senior Pastor, Cathedral of Praise church, Charleston, SC
I recommend this book…excellent story…timely and well thought out.
- Kirk Lowe, Screenwriter, Vice President of the Lowcountry Christian Fiction Writers
James Howard has an amazing way of holding a person’s interest. What So Proudly We Hailed is superbly written. I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
- Mike Lowry, Associate Pastor, Northwoods Assembly Church, North Charleston, SC
Product information:
TITLE: What So Proudly We Hailed
AUTHOR: James Howard
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace
PAGES: 280
ISBN: 978-1453672433

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free directly from the author through Bostick Communications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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